When: May 1999
Where: Pacific Theaters Hastings Ranch
Weather: Hot, dry
You want to know a secret about the Phantom Menace? We liked it.
Of course, none of us were even ten years old, but even at an early age there were things we disliked, so our enjoyment wasn’t for lack of a quality filter. The Phantom Menace (or simply Episode I, as we called it at the time) was like a new episode of a TV show that’s been off for a long time. It left you wanting more, and now you can have it, even if it’s a random, illogical, pandering mess. And when the novelty wears off, even children hate George Lucas.
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